A WOMAN who lost a baby during an operation has received £62,000 compensation from Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. The unnamed woman was undergoing a hysterectomy operation to remove her uterus in 2007, when the foetus was found. She had not known she was pregnant, according to the BBC. The procedure was carried out despite the consultant noting that her uterus was abnormally large. The woman's solicitor said: "This was a very unusual and devastating case which has caused great distress. We are very glad to have secured a settlement for them which recognises their injuries and enables them now to close this most unhappy chapter of their lives."